LOS ANGELES, CA, February 10, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — NACST is taking action after two recently published studies indicate there is sufficient evidence demonstrating exposure to wireless radiation, also known as RF-EMF, causes cancer. Wireless routers and devices such as iPads, cell phones, laptops, baby monitors and cordless phones all emit this type of radiation.
State of the Science: The Debate is Over
Professor of Oncology Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD and Statistician Michael Carlberg of Orebro University Hospital, Sweden found a 3-fold increased risk of cancer with 25 or more years of cell and cordless phone use in a study published October 2014 in Pathophysiology: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pathophys.2014.10.001. Very significant was the finding that people who first used mobile or cordless phones before the age of 20 had the highest risk. The authors state that RF-EMF should be regarded as a human carcinogen, “requiring urgent revision of current exposure guidelines.”
This study followed the July 2014 CERENAT case controlled study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Journal where French researchers found a 3-fold increase in brain cancer with 896 or more hours of lifetime cell phone use: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24816517.
Based on the accumulation of research demonstrating health effects from wireless radiation, Professor Olle Johansson PhD of the Karolinska Department of Neuroscience has stated, “the debate is over.”
Scientists Call for the World Health Organization to Reclassify RF-EMF
In 2011, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RF Radiation from wireless as a Class 2B Carcinogen. Since 2011, several of the WHO scientists including Anthony Miller MD, FRCP, FACE have called for a reclassification of wireless to an increased risk level. The 2014 Hardell study states that RF radiation should be regarded as a “Group 1 Human Carcinogen,” placing it in the same category as tobacco and asbestos.
NACST’s Turn It Off 4 Kids Initiative
NACST is calling on children’s health and cancer prevention organizations to make the issue of children’s health and exposure to wireless radiation in educational settings an immediate priority for 2015:
1. Call for all new school technology to be hardwired.
2. Call to replace existing wireless technology systems with hardwired systems.
3. Call for the public to be educated about simple ways to reduce exposure, especially for children and pregnant women.
4. Educate their organization’s members and audience on the health effects of wireless radiation by emails, informational web pages, and updated materials.
NACST’s Initiative has been endorsed by 20 prominent scientists, physicians and safety advocates including Drs. Lennart Hardell, Olle Johansson, Anthony Miller and Dariusz Leszczynski. Dr. Leszczynski was a participating scientist in the WHO IARC panel on RF-EMF and cancer, and Dr. Miller has served as Director of the Epidemiology Unit, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Toronto.
“Given the established and emerging science, it only follows that students be provided a safe learning environment, free from wireless radiation,” stated an NACST Co-founder.
Details on Turn It Off 4 Kids Initiative can be found at: http://www.nacst.org/nacst-turn-it-off-4-kids.html
The National Association for Children and Safe Technology is dedicated to raising awareness about the health impacts of wireless radiation on children as well as advancing policies that safeguard children’s health and well being.
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